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Visitor information

Opening hours

For any ticketed events, the box office opens 60 minutes before the event start time. At the box office you can buy tickets, arrange ticket collection, and resolve any ticketing issues.


Wheelchair access

  • The Michael Fowler Centre has eight accessible spaces and eight companion seats located in the stalls on the ground floor of the venue.
  • Elevator access is available from the ground floor.
  • Wheelchairs are available at the venue but require you to give advanced notice so they can ensure they are on-site during the event.
  • The gallery is not wheelchair accessible.

Visually impaired

  • Guide dogs are welcome at the Michael Fowler Centre.
  • Some shows may offer audio-described performances and touch tours.
  • If you need additional assistance at the venue, ask our friendly staff who are trained to help.

Hearing impaired

  • The Michael Fowler Centre has an audio loop for hearing-impaired patrons. The most suitable seating locations for the audio loop are Stall seating, rows O-V and Gallery seating, rows A-D (all blocks).
  • Some shows may offer sign-language-interpreted performances for some shows.

Contact and booking tickets

For more information on accessibility at the Michael Fowler Centre, you can contact Venues Wellington.

To book accessible tickets, or for more information on accessible ticketing, you can contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9711 or customer.service@ticketmaster.co.nz.

Parking and public transport

  • The Michael Fowler Centre does not have public parking available, but there is convenient street parking and parking buildings nearby. You can find parking options on Parkopedia.
  • There is a drop-off and pick-up area at the front of the building, accessible from Wakefield Street.
  • There are Metlink bus stops in the area.

Only buy tickets from authorised sellers

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all events at Venues Wellington venues.

You can buy tickets:

To make sure you don’t miss out on attending an event, please only buy tickets from Ticketmaster. Unauthorised resellers on Viagogo and TradeMe often sell fake tickets. Our venues are not obligated to let you in if you have purchased a ticket from an unauthorised reseller.

Earthquake Prone Building notice

The Michael Fowler Centre is currently rated as an Earthquake Prone Building (EQPB) by Wellington City Council and has been given a ‘yellow notice’. This means that the building is safe to occupy and the owners (Wellington City Council) have a set number of years to strengthen the building. For more information see Wellington City Council - Earthquake-prone buildings.